Lead Platform Architect (Multi-tenancy SME)

United Arab Emirates - DubaiUnited Arab EmiratesAsiaDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesAsiaDecember 10, 2023

Rackspace Technology is a leading provider of expertise and managed services across all the major public and private cloud technologies. We’ve evolved Fanatical Support to encompass the entire customer journey — providing Fanatical Experience™ from first consultation to daily operations. Our passionate experts combine the power of proactive, always-on service and expertise with best-in-class tools and automation to deliver technology when and how our customers need it. Rackspace has been commissioned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assure the build of a sovereign multi tenant private cloud that we have designed. Under contract Rackspace will fulfil 3 strategic functions, led by the Delivery Director, as part of a 3 year programme, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 1.           Design and Build Assurance – Overseeing the plans, schedule and build of 20 vendors, individually deploying to install and configure their infrastructure, according to the schedule and standards laid down by Rackspace2.           CMP Development – Designing, Building and releasing MVPs into service which allow firstly administration functions to be created and utilised, leveraging automation, and subsequently building in further automation and service controls3.           Strategic Advisory – Against a designed TOM laid down by Rackspace, supporting the mobilisation of resources, executing a training strategy, and providing expertise to build out the cloud management office  Role Overview We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Platform Architect to lead the design and development of a cutting-edge multi-tenanted private cloud infrastructure. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in architecting a scalable and efficient platform that meets the diverse needs of our organization and its tenants. The ideal candidate should possess extensive expertise in VMware and OpenStack technologies, coupled with a proven track record in designing complex, secure, and high-performance cloud solutions.  This role will be on-site with a customer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (relocation may be required).Arabic language skills are highly advantageous.


    • Lead the end-to-end architecture and design process for a multi-tenanted private cloud platform, ensuring scalability, security, and performance.
    • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including engineering, operations, and security to define technical requirements and translate business needs into a robust and reliable cloud infrastructure.
    • Evaluate and select appropriate technologies and tools to optimize the private cloud's efficiency, reliability, and management.
    • Develop architectural blueprints and documentation to guide the implementation of the multi-tenanted private cloud, including network topology, storage solutions, compute resources, and access controls.
    • Design tenant isolation mechanisms to ensure secure segregation of resources and data for different customers on the private cloud.
    • Integrate VMware and OpenStack technologies to create a unified, cohesive private cloud platform that maximizes resource utilization and simplifies management.
    • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior architects and engineering teams, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
    • Collaborate with the DevOps teams to implement automated deployment, monitoring, and scaling strategies for the private cloud infrastructure.
    • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies, and recommend relevant updates to the private cloud architecture to maintain its competitiveness.

Skills & Experience

    • Master-level knowledge in how to design, create and offer an IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platform in a multi-tenant private cloud.
    • The ideal candidate has a proven track record in designing and delivering innovative technology solutions built on the cloud. Proven and extensive experience working with the major private clouds is essential.
    • In-depth expertise in VMware technologies, including vSphere, vCenter, and vCloud Suite.
    • Proficiency in OpenStack components and architecture, encompassing Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Glance, and Keystone, among others.
    • Proven track record of successfully designing and delivering complex multi-tenant cloud solutions, driving innovation, and implementing best practices. 
    • You should be comfortable engaging at all levels of the customer’s business, from working with senior/C-level leadership to guiding it-specialists and developers on building solutions.
    • Must have the ability to lead architectural engagements, either directly or as part of a larger programme of work and take ownership for the successful delivery of customer value within budget, time and scope.
    • You have an articulate opinion on the advantages of using cloud platforms from a business perspective.
#LI-LP2About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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